Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Obama Ready to Authorize Airstrikes on ISIS in Syria

File under: Keeping the world safe for adrenalin junkie American reporters, who want to play in war zones. (SEE: While Obama and Rand Flip Out Over ISIS...)

 President Obama is prepared to authorize airstrikes in Syria, a senior administration official said on Tuesday, taking the military campaign against the Sunni militant group, the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, into new and unpredictable terrain, reports NYT.

In a prime-time address on Wednesday evening, NYT says, the President is to explain to Americans his strategy for “degrading and ultimately destroying the terrorist group,” the White House said in a statement. People briefed on the president’s plans described a long-term campaign far more complex than the targeted strikes the United States has used against Al Qaeda in Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere.


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